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Nagara Canal

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Domestic water
Max. intake: approx. 3m³/s (Water supply population: approx. 440,000)
Benefited Area
Aichi Pref.
Handa City, Tokoname City, Tokai City, Chita City, Agui Town, Higashiura Town, Minamichita Town,Mihama Town, Taketoyo Town
Water intake facilities (Intake Works)
Installed culverts (4.6m wide X 3.8m high, 3 in parallel, Length= approx. 78m)
Sluice pipe (2.8m wide X 3.8m high, 3 in parallel, Length= approx 39m)
Junction well ( pipe 1,350 mm in diameter, Length= approx. 20m)
Fish entry prevention equipment
Canal (pipe canal Length= approx. 4.8km)
Completion 1997
Details Nagara Canal is the facility to intake max. amount of 2.86m³/s of flowing water which became available at Nagaragawa Estuary Barrage thanks to the Nagaragawa Estuary Barrage project as part of the Kiso River system water resources development plan and then convey to Yatomi Pumping Station which is run by Aichi Prefectural Government. The purpose of this project was to supply domestic water to Chita Region of Aichi Prefecture and construction was complete in 1997 and the management operations started in April 1998.
Gamaccho and friends
Mizuharu, Mizuri and Mizuzo


Kuwana City, Mie Pref.
Phone No.
Fax No.
*Kisogawa Canal Integrated Operation and maintenance Office


Apprx.10 min. by walking from Nagashima sta. of JR Kansai Main Line or Kintetsu Railway Nagoya Line

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Wajyu no Sato/Kaizu Town Historical Folklore Museum
Kaizu Town Historical Folklore MuseumThree major rivers (Kiso River, Ibi River and Nagara River) are running down toward Ise Bay and there are many small lowland areas of zero meter above sea level surrounded by those main rivers. Each community built the high levees around the community to prote their individual lowland from the possible flood. This is the start of "Wajyu", literally meaning surroundings in a circle. The history dates back to Edo Period, as floods ocurred frequently during the flood season from June to October. Those two museums display the equipment and tools for the ways to prevent the flood attack and many convenient items to efficiently live in those communities. It is worthwhile to visit and learn with your own eys how peole struggled to beat the flood.
Photo by "Kaizu Town Historical Folklore Museum" HP
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Kaizu Town Historical Folklore Museum


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